Our school is now boxed up in preparation for work to begin on upgrading our boiler over the summer holidays. We wish all our Gaelic colleagues good luck in their new school which opens in August. Any news and further updates will be posted over the summer, best wishes and happy holidays from everyone at Tollcross Primary .
We are almost at 20,000 hits on our school blog which is very exciting !
Kate and Alchemy Arts would like to thank all the staff and pupils of for all the ideas and inspiration you have given for the Edinburgh Art Festival Explorers Trail. The wonderful ideas and artwork contributed by staff and pupils are now with the Edinburgh art Festival artists and designers and being made into the Edinburgh Art Festival Explorers guide and map.
From the 1st August the map and guide will be available to collect from the City Art Centre, Fruitmarket Gallery and Dovecot Studios. Families will be able to follow the guide, completing creative activities and collecting stamps along the way. Once all the stamps have been collected, families will be able to redeem a special limited edition prize from Trinity Apse, where they will also have the chance to play an extraordinary musical art piece!
We will be launching the Map and Guide at International Play Day on Wed 31st July. This will be the very first time the map and guide is available to the public. We would like to invite all Tollcross staff and pupils along to collect their map and guide and to celebrate all the hard work that has gone into it. We will also be running large scale
interactive art workshops which families can join in with.
International Play Day will take place on the Royal Mile between 12.30-4pm Wed 31 July. The whole Royal Mile from the city Chambers to North Bridge will be taken over by exciting play activities including a giant sandpit, huge water play area, magic potion making and the Edinburgh Art Festival Explorers art zone.
Edinburgh Art Festival Explorers can be found in the quadrangle of the City Chambers and will be creating some weird and wonderful art works.
We hope to see you there!
Heriot-Watt University, in partnership with Edinburgh City Council, has been shortlisted in the bidding to host the National Performance Centre for Sport (NPCS) against Dundee and Stirling.
Our aim is to reach 6000 pledges of public support by the final bid deadline of next Friday and you can play a crucial role in helping us to reach that target.
The desire is to create a world class sporting facility that will prepare Scottish athletes for competition on the world stage. If the bid is successful, it will result in better sports facilities for Edinburgh and the local community – putting the city at the centre of sports development in Scotland.
Recently, Scottish sporting figures, Sir Chris Hoy, Gavin Hastings and Michael Stewart, also came out in support of the city’s bid and gave their backing on the Go Edinburgh 2016 pledge page .
The Scottish Government will be investing £25m in the facility and a decision on the winning bid is expected later in the summer.
What you can do to help
Pledge your support at <http://www.goedinburgh2016.com> it only takes a few seconds and could potentially make all the difference to our bid.
Today we said goodbye to our Primary 7 pupils. This was also the last day at Tollcross Primary for pupils in the Gaelic classes, we wish everyone a fond farewell and good luck for the future. Our Tollcross piper provided a wonderful send off for everyone leaving Tollcross today, special thanks !
Please remember that all pupils finish for the summer holidays at the end of the school day tomorrow (Wednesday 26th June 2013). This has been agreed by the Scottish Government. We wish all our families a very happy and relaxing summer holiday.
Everyone had a great time today at our Farewell Fun Day. There were many different activities to choose from and a great big playground picnic.
Scott Louden from Scott Louden Photography has given permission for us to use some of the photographs he took of our ministerial visit for the Evening News. Big thank you to Scott for these brilliant photographs which show our pupils in action.
It was lovely to have our P7 classes back from High School and to share all their news and excitement. The 3 day visit was a success and our pupils enjoyed meeting their new teachers and classmates. Everyone enjoyed the P7 barbecue this morning at Beecraigs Country Park, special thanks to Mrs Gilmore and Mrs Durie for the wonderful food !